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19th Aug 2015


Cafe Scientifique - Bird evolution: From dinosaurs to DNA, Prof Scott V. Edwards

Part of the Allan Wilson Centre NZ Lecture Tour. Birds are the living descendants of dinosaurs. This theory, based almost entirely on the size and shape of fossilized bones, is…

21st Sep 2015


Cafe Scientifique September 2015

Topic: To be confirmed.Café Scientifique – a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed setting.Previous Cafés have discussed kiwifruit industry…

20th Oct 2015

Carter Holt Harvey Pulp & Paper - Engineering Design Show

Join the School of Engineering's second, third and fourth-year students as they showcase their research projects in the forms of posters, displays and seminars.The two-day event covers the topics of…

21st Oct 2015



Every year since 1997 the Department of Chemistry has given the opportunity for students studying chemistry at NCEA level 2 to compete for the ChemQuest™ trophy and other prizes. Secondary…

24th Oct 2015


Cafe Scientifique - Prof Hopi E. Hoekstra, Harvard University

Part of the Allan Wilson Centre NZ Lecture Tour.Dr Hoekstra is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular…

23rd Nov 2015


Cafe Scientifique - Can we stop overeating?

Caught between evolution, physiology and obesity 'miracle' cures.Café Scientifique is organised by Julia and Warren Banks, Saffron Consulting Ltd, with support from the University of Waikato. Presentations start at 7.00pm…

28th Nov 2015

Māori Science Summer School

Te Huakirangi Māori Science Summer School is a fun-packed week-long science experience, held on campus at the University of Waikato. This summer is school is open to Year 11 students…

29th Nov 2015

Hill Laboratories Waikato Science & Engineering Summer School

Apply Now for 2015The 2014 Hill Laboratories Waikato Science & Engineering Summer School was a great success. You can:Read all about itView the Facebook album orWatch the video clip below…